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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    Mother of god. How many miles did he have on that thing?

    I'm hoping that a multi-day soak in PB blaster will help loosen things up. I also just got a 3' steel cheater bar for my breaker bar (), and if that doesn't work, I'll take a torch to that SOB. But I'm praying it is easier than your experience.
    Well, the rear one was bent when he got it, so the forces from that may have led to the seizure. Hopefully it goes better for you though. just try to get in those bushing sleeves with the stuff, and smack the bolt with a hammer pretty well. I may buy him some trailing arm bushings just to give him a rough time.
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    Thanks, I'm sure I'll be posting about my experience regardless...

    But any friend who is willing to buy me parts (regardless of the ball busting involved) is a good friend by my standards.
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    ^Consider it done!

    Just ordered some gaskets and things for my manifold/TGV work. New:

    - TB Gasket
    - TGV>Manifold Gasket
    - Manifold>Head Gasket
    - 3mm Phenolic Manifold Spacers

    I'm looking forward to seeing how well the spacers perform. If they can keep the manifold cooler during events this summer, an 8mm set may be in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing how well the spacers perform. If they can keep the manifold cooler during events this summer, an 8mm set may be in my future.
    I chickened out when I went to install the spacers that I was going to use last summer. The pins that align the intake manifold would have been rendered useless with the spacers. I was also concerned with clearance with the PW TMIC. That is a tall IC.

    The TGV deletes have had no effect on cold morning starts. Got down to 11 recently - the WRX ran fine.
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    I had problems with the spacers as well, but came up with an ingenious solution.

    I took a coat hangar, and trimmed it into 8 straight 10mm-ish pieces. I put each of the pieces of coat hangar into the pins that are there to hold the gaskets in place. Then I put the gasket, the phenolic, then the gasket with the pins going through the alignment holes. This lined up the bolt holes perfectly, and allowed me to get the intake manifold/TGV combination bolted to the heads. The coat hangars are still there as far as I know, but they're not noticeable, and they took a 4hr headache, and turned it into a 15 minute job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I chickened out when I went to install the spacers that I was going to install last summer. The pins that align the intake manifold would have been rendered useless with the spacers. I was also concerned with clearance with the PW TMIC. That is a tall IC.

    The TGV deletes have had no effect on cold morning starts. Got down to 11 recently - the WRX ran fine.
    That's why I chickened out on the 8mm. I have no clue what top mount I will be going with, and don't want to deal with that aggrivations. But it's good to hear that you haven't had any cold start issues.

    Do you by chance remember what CEL codes you had to disable in the ECU for removing the TGV's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I had problems with the spacers as well, but came up with an ingenious solution.

    I took a coat hangar, and trimmed it into 8 straight 10mm-ish pieces. I put each of the pieces of coat hangar into the pins that are there to hold the gaskets in place. Then I put the gasket, the phenolic, then the gasket with the pins going through the alignment holes. This lined up the bolt holes perfectly, and allowed me to get the intake manifold/TGV combination bolted to the heads. The coat hangars are still there as far as I know, but they're not noticeable, and they took a 4hr headache, and turned it into a 15 minute job.
    Brilliant! Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    That's why I chickened out on the 8mm. I have no clue what top mount I will be going with, and don't want to deal with that aggrivations. But it's good to hear that you haven't had any cold start issues.

    Do you by chance remember what CEL codes you had to disable in the ECU for removing the TGV's?
    They are built right into RomRaider. Super easy. What EM are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    They are built right into RomRaider. Super easy. What EM are you using?
    RomRaider. So that will work out perfectly, just a simple re-flash. Thank you Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    RomRaider. So that will work out perfectly, just a simple re-flash. Thank you Bill.
    Anytime.
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    why are you getting rid of your misfire CELs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
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    You the man.

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    why are you getting rid of your misfire CELs?
    I would only get rid of the 3 that say "TGV CEL fix". All the others would remain.


    Does anyone here have experience with the Boomba Fuel Rails? I'm considering getting a pair to install while I have the manifold out. They're reasonable, only $110, then I just need to order fuel line and fittings to complete the install. I think it would really help clean up the engine bay, and also make it easier to pull the manifold in the future.

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    I may just need some help doing some basic tuning for them, so I can drive the car to get tuned. Still haven't decided where I'm going yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    why are you getting rid of your misfire CELs?
    Good question - I am checking with my tuner.
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    Well, didn't get as much work done as I would have hoped for yesterday. But I did get a nice start on getting the intake manifold pulled. Removed the IC, intake, and misc brackets and accessories. Hopefully another hour or two next weekend and it'll be off and on it's way to Area1320.
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